Penetration testing frameworks


Popular penetration testing frameworks

Exploit Pack (penetration testing framework)

penetration testing

Penetration testing has a lot of repeating tasks, especially when doing similar assignments for clients. For this reason, tools like Exploit Pack help with automating repeating activities. This framework contains over 38.000 exploits, probably much more than one might ever need.

PTF (manage your pentesting toolbox)

penetration testing, security assessment, software management, software testing

PTF or the PenTesters Framework is a Python script to keep your penetration testing toolkit up-to-date. It is designed for distributions running Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or related clones. PTF will do the retrieval, compilation, and installation of the tools that you use. As it is a modular framework, you can use many of the common pentesting tools or add your own tools.

Social-Engineer Toolkit (social engineering toolkit)

social engineering

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is an open source penetration testing framework. SET is written in Python and helps with assignments that require social engineering. The toolkit has been presented at large-scale conferences like Black Hat and DEF CON and covered in several books. This publicity definitely helped to make it more familiar in the information security community.

fsociety (penetration testing framework)

penetration testing, security assessment

The fsociety toolkit is a penetration framework containing other security tools. The project states that is includes all the tools that are used in the Mr. Robot tv series.

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